China reports 6 new coronavirus cases in mainland, down from 10 a day earlier

People wear face masks as they walk to a subway station in Beijing on April 23, 2020.
People wear face masks as they walk to a subway station in Beijing on April 23, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Mainland China saw six new coronavirus cases as of the end of Thursday (April 23), down from 10 reported a day earlier, taking the total number of Covid-19 infections to 82,804.

China's National Health Commission said in a statement on Friday that two of the new cases were so-called imported ones involving travellers from overseas.

There were six such imported cases reported a day earlier.

The number of new asymptomatic patients, those infected with the virus but not exhibiting symptoms, rose to 34 from 27 reported a day earlier.

The Covid-19 death toll for mainland China remained unchanged at 4,632.